Were your IG levels tested

October 29, 2007 at 12:54 pm

only for IGg? I believe there are two IGg’s IGg1 and IGg2, as well as testing for tolerance of IGm and IGa…the last two should determine what brands you can tolerate if IGm or a are present.

Further, I have found that I much prefer the IVIG in a sucrose solution rather than a saline one. With a saline mix I have had reactions, at times mild, others severe. We are all very particular or peculiar in this respect.

I have had the pre-meds of steroids, Tylenol and Benedryl for various reactions. Sort of a mix/match scenario.

I believe there are a wide variety of pre-meds that can be done IV. Many are widely used for Chemo therapies and result in fewer side effects. It depends on the prescribing physician’s expertise and the infusion nurses’ . Sometimes the nurses know more than the doctors. Good communication between you, the nurses and your doctor are key to finding a good combination.